Tyson beef plant in Washington will close to test workers

WALLULA, Wash. (AP) — The Tyson Fresh Meats beef plant in eastern Washington state is temporarily shutting down to test all its workers for the coronavirus.  Tyson says health officials in surrounding counties will work with the company to test the plant’s more than 1,400 employees for COVID-19 as soon as possible. The plant is located in Wallula, Washington, near the city of Pasco. As the number of COVID-19-infected workers at the facility climbed to more than 100 this week, family and friends of employees joined together to urge the plant to shut down. Tyson says workers will be paid during the closure.